DURHAM have signed Cameron Bancroft for next summer.

The Australian wicketkeeper batsman skippered Durham for the first part of this summer before his call up for the Ashes squad.

The 26-year-old impressed at the Emirates Riverside, both on and off the field.

Bancroft scored 726 runs at an average of 45.37 in nine County Championship matches - adding 377 runs at an average of 94.25 in the One Day Cup.

Off the field, Bancroft gave his time to the support the Durham Cricket Foundation on a number of community projects.

The Ashes winner returns for the entirety of the 2020 season and will be available to play in all three formats of the game.

Director of Cricket Marcus North said: “We are delighted to welcome Cameron back to Emirates Riverside for our 2020 season. He has had a huge impact on the field with his leadership and undoubted quality through his performances. Cameron has also had an impact off the field as an ambassador for the club with a number of community projects.”